Wallabies v Wales Statistics
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The Stats: Wallabies v Wales

The Stats: Wallabies v Wales
Statgimp - feel the heft

Statgimp - feel the heft

It’s been a little painful preparing statistics for the last two games against Ireland and Scotland because you need to watch and re-watch segments to confirm what happened.  Re-living the missed opposrtunities in both of those games was hard but it’s been a pleasure re-watching the Wales game.

So many positives but still things to work on – in partcular a number of lazy missed tackles.  The performance of the front row, Pocock and Smith was outstanding.  A total of 12 turnovers at the breakdown with Smith leading the way with 5 and Pocock with 3.  All lineouts won, two Welsh lineouts won and those scrums …..

The change in the way the game flowed shows up in the statistics.  In the first half the Wallabies took the ball into 30 breakdowns against 32 for Wales.  In the second half the Wallavies took the ball into 17 breakdowns against 75 for the Welsh. In the first half the Wallabies made 36 tackles but in the second half they had to make 90.

Here’s a summary of the Wallabies stats:


Wallabies 1st Half 2nd Half Match
Breakdowns Ball Taken In 30 17 47
Retained 27 16 43
Turnover 3 1 4
Retained % 90% 94% 91%
Tackles Tackles Attempted 40 99 139
Made 36 90 126
Missed 4 9 13
Made % 90% 91% 91%
Lineouts Ball Thrown In 3 2 5
Won 3 2 5
Lost 0 0 0
Won % 100% 100% 100%
Scrums Ball Fed 4 3 7
Won 4 3 7
Lost 0 0 0
Won % 100% 100% 100%
Penalties 5 1 6
Free Kicks 1 0 1
Kicks in General Play 16 26 42
Ball Carries 45 23 68
Dropped Ball 4 3 7
Poor Passes 2 3 5
Line Breaks 8 2 10
Tries 3 1 4
Conversions Attempts 3 1 4
Successful 1 1 2
Success % 33% 100% 50%
Penalty Goals Attempts 2 1 3
Successful 2 1 3
Success % 100% 100% 100%
Field Goals Attempts 0 1 1
Successful 0 0 0
Success % 0% 0% 0%
Score 23 10 33


Here’s the summary of the Welsh stats:


Wales 1st Half 2nd Half Match
Breakdowns Ball Taken In 32 75 107
Retained 27 68 95
Turnover 5 7 12
Retained % 84% 91% 89%
Lineouts Ball Thrown In 8 11 19
Won 8 9 17
Lost 0 2 2
Won % 100% 82% 89%
Scrums Ball Fed 5 5 10
Won 3 4 7
Lost 2 1 3
Won % 60% 80% 70%
Penalties 6 7 13
Free Kicks 0 0 0
Kicks in General Play 9 12 21
Line Breaks 2 3 5
Tries 0 0 0
Conversions Attempts 0 0 0
Successful 0 0 0
Success % 0% 0% 0%
Penalty Goals Attempts 4 2 6
Successful 4 0 4
Success % 100% 0% 67%
Field Goals Attempts 0 0 0
Successful 0 0 0
Success % 0% 0% 0%
Score 12 0 12


Here’s a look at the stats for the individual Wallabies.  You can see that Cooper’s still missing too many tackles.  The pleasing aspect is how the workload was shared around.


Player Statistics Carries Tackles Missed Tackles Line Breaks
Ben Robinson 2 13 - 1
Steven Moore 7 6 1 -
Ben Alexander 3 5 - 2
James Horwill 2 11 - -
Dean Mumm 1 7 - -
Rocky Elsom 5 9 - 1
David Pocock 2 5 - -
Wycliff Palu 4 5 1 -
Will Genia 6 9 1 1
Matt Giteau 6 7 1 1
Drew Mitchell 5 2 - 1
Quade Cooper 4 11 5 -
Digby Ioane 6 10 1 -
Peter Hynes 5 5 1 2
Adam Ashley-Cooper 4 2 - 1
Tatafu Polota-Nau 4 3 - -
Matt Dunning - 2 - -
Mark Chisolm - 3 1 -
George Smith 2 8 - -
Luke Burgess - - - -
James O’Connor - 2 1 -
Kurtley Beale - 1 - -
Total 68 126 13 10
  • Pedro

    Seven of seven on our own scrum and 3 tight heads. What an effort, especially considering how much work the tight five did around the park.

    Any stats on the pilfering?

    • Scott

      12 turnovers – 5 to Smith, 3 to Pocock, 1 each to Palu, Alexander, Ioane and TPN.

  • wow, wales were terrible, but for once its nice to see us play our own game and not come down to there level!

  • 13 tackles from the Fat Cat and as many line breaks as Matt Giteau – amazing

    • Who Needs Melon

      That’s what I noticed too. He’s a freak. A fat cat 2009 highlights video would be a ripper… If you get bored during the break. :)

      • ozrugbynut

        Amen. Can you please get your significant video editing powers onto this!

        Maybe just a vid of Fat Cat at dummy half. You’d fill half an hour!

  • Sully

    In quades defence he did attempt more tackles than any other back. but Yep he missed a lot.

    • Rocky Elboa

      Its not conincidence either, he is clearly seen as our weak point in defence which is why you always see loose forwards backing up around him

      I like QC I think he has come along way, still not 100% sold though. If he has a good Super 14 the team make up could get very interesting

      • ozrugbynut

        Agree totally. If he can work on that, he’s a real prospect to challenge Barnes for the 10 jersey..

  • Scotty

    Weren’t the Welsh nice in not looking to kick the ball out so that we didn’t have to worry about too many of those pesky lineout throws?

  • ozrugbynut

    I’ll admit i’ve not been a QC fan but he’s really taken his chances this tour, and i can respect that.

    I wonder whether the missed tackle count includes tackles where he has either made the initial tackle and bounced off or follow up tackle and bounced off, or are these tackles where another WB has had to pick up the slack? In either case, i’d say he seems to have been effective in at least disrupting the ball runner or slowing him down to be tackled. I’ll leave it to the GAGR experts…

    I’d love some detailed analysis on QCs tackling, to see whether he could be a real deal in terms of a back up to Barnsey.

    But, all in all, congrats QC on a solid tour. You’ve answered critics.

    For mine, Genia has been the find of the last few years. Its rare that someone can cement a position so quickly but he’s shown every trait of a good half. Impeccable passing, combative nature, unpredictability, foresight and importantly, leadership. I know the Rugby Heaven (NSW) can;t be considered the authoritive WBs news source (Growden/Spiro – send a letter bomb to ….), but the fact that Genia has made the headlines with his comments to the media (e.g. WBs can’t blame coach, need to lift etc) is a good sign that he’s also got leadership potential. I can’t but help comparing Sanchez to Sir George. And that gives me confidence.

    Pocock, Robo and Alexander have also been great. Beno’s flick pass over the top of the defense to Elsom was a breath of fresh air. F*ck me – the WBs can pass!

    Longer term, Gits at 12, gits at 12 and gits at 12. I’d also recommend Gits at 12 or possibly 12. What do you reckon?

    • Seb V

      Good point, but i think Gits at 12!

      • Ryan

        Nah, I reckon Gits at 12.

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